Diamonds & Ice


From Pitchfork:

J Dilla to Release New EP of Vocal Tracks, Listen to “Diamonds (The Shining Pt. 1)”

From the upcoming album, The Diary

jdilla - diamonds & ice

Here’s another piece of the The Diary, the forthcoming collection of unheard J Dilla vocal tracks he recorded in the early 2000s. Following the first single, “Anthem”, b/w “Trucks”, this one is called “Diamonds (The Shining Pt. 1)” and was produced by Nottz. It’ll be released on the Diamonds & Ice EP, out August 27 via the Pay Jay imprint, run by Dilla’s family and estate.
Both “Diamonds (The Shining Pt. 1)” and “Ice (The Shining Pt. 2)” (the latter produced by Madlib) have circulated in early mixes previously, but these are the final versions. The EP also contains “The D”, an instrumental track by Madlib that Dilla had intended to record vocals over, but was unable to before his death.
The 12″ EP’s first pressing will be released on clear vinyl in a sleeve designed by Jeff Jank, featuring art by Shepard Fairey and B+.
As for the rest of The Diary, which was tentatively scheduled for release this spring, we’re waiting patiently.
Diamonds & Ice:
A1 Diamonds (The Shining Pt. 1)
A2 Diamonds (The Shining Pt. 1) (alternate)
A3 Diamonds (The Shining Pt. 1) (instrumental)
B1 Ice (The Shining Pt. 2)
B2 Ice (The Shining Pt. 2) (Ruff Draft version)
B3 Ice (The Shining Pt. 2) (instrumental)
B4 The D

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